I am not one for New Year’s resolutions; but I thought for 2015 I would try something different. I have decided to create a New Year’s resolution, which, by the way, is yet to be determined. This concept popped into my head during some last minute Christmas purchases at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, where there was an over-the-top celebration for the opening of Forever 21. The event got me thinking about new beginnings. We are usually afraid of making significant changes in our lives but why not start with one small upgrade, like our beauty routine?
A lot of my friends are going through transitional periods in their lives and I want my experience to inspire other women to create the life they want through their choice in clothing. Let’s be honest, as much as we try not to judge someone by how they look or how they dresses, most of us tend to – it is natural. You want to get that job? Go in looking the part. You want that guy? Throw on those high-heels. You have to put some effort into your look. If looking your best was a waste of time, then why is fashion a billion dollar industry? I am not suggesting red carpet attire, rather, if you decide not to put on eye shadow, add a pop of color to your lip and throw your hair in a neat bun or topknot.
Here are a few simple beauty tips that you can do individually each day or if you are feeling brave, perform a combination of two or more for a new you.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
After a year of trial and error, I have finally found the perfect gel liner that actually does what it is supposed to: apply easily and last all day long.
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
This is available for every skin tone. Set your concealer with this and by the end of the day, you will see fewer creases in the circles under your eyes.
OSiS+ Session Label Dust It Flex
If you tease your hair, please stop and use this instead because it looks like you are wearing a helmet. This is the first mattifying fragrance powder, infused with lava rock. It works with all hair colors and creates an instant and flexible volume look without teasing.
L’Oreal True Match Foundation
Blend this with your foundation and concealer and the result is flawless. Some of the best makeup artists in the business use L’Oreal True Match and you can easily find it at your local drugstore.
No one forced me to evolve my look but other women inspired me and I hope these guidelines do the same for you. Be fearless this year, even if it is a small step towards red lipstick.